What is a virtual location?

Issue: What does a virtual location for a specimen mean?

Solution: Assigning a specimen to a virtual location means that it will not be entered into a physical location at the site.

A user might want to do this for the following reasons:

  • The specimen has not yet arrived at the Bank.
  • The specimen has arrived but will be consumed (by distributing, aliquoting, deriving) immediately, and therefore it won't be banked.

To keep a record of the Parent Specimen, the one which was collected and consumed, a user can locate it 'virtually.'